We're not even close to Halloween yet, but Hollywood wants to start prepping you for this fall's spookiest films now. Trailers for two highly anticipated movies just arrived online, and Fandango has your first look at the vampires and ghosts that will be scaring moviegoers silly come October.
Spooky Trailers for 'Let Me In' and 'Paranormal Activity 2'
The Plot: In Let Me In, Kodi Smit-McPhee stars as a bullied youth who befriends a young female vampire (played by Kick-Ass' Chloe Moretz) secretly living with her guardian in the same apartment complex.
What's The Deal: Folks have been extremely skeptical about this remake of the exceptional 2008 Swedish film Let the Right One In, because let's face it: Horror remakes barely ever live up to the originals. Tack on the fact that the original has become somewhat of a cult phenomenon, and, well, let's just say there's a lot of pressure on Cloverfield director Matt Reeves to deliver something worthwhile.
The Verdict: Good news is this first trailer looks pretty badass. With the exception of the weird score (I'm not crazy about it; doesn't quite fit the mood or story), this first trailer definitely looks to deliver a movie chock-full of bloody scares. I say See It when it hits theaters on October 1st. Watch the trailer below.
The Plot: Unknown as of now, though expect the film to follow the rules of the first one and tell a really spooky ghost story from the point of view of random video cameras set up around a house.
What's The Deal: Due to the overwhelming success of the original, Paramount decided to rush a sequel into production in order to have it out in theaters this fall. Tod Williams is directing, and currently there's no word on cast.
The Verdict: If there's one good thing about this trailer, it's that it shows us that they're still keeping things simple by telling another suburban ghost story via home video cameras. To up the ante, the sequel looks to involve a baby and a dog, so instead of a couple, this time it looks like we have a whole family. I say See It on October 22nd because something tells me there's still some fun scares left in this idea. Watch the trailer below and let us know what you think.
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Erik is a leading movie commentator who has worked for outlets such as AOL Moviefone and Movies.com.